Feb 17 2015 Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Algood Food Company

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Algood Food Company (peanut butter manufacturer), 7401 Trade Port Drive in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30 day public comment period starts February 18, 2015 and ends on March 20, 2015.  A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

Feb 16 2015 Councilman Steve Magre announces staff for District 10 office

Following his selection last Thursday as the new Councilman for District 10, Steve Magre has announced he will retain the current staff of the office in order to ensure continued service to the people of the district

Feb 13 2015 Councilwoman Flood rallies Community support for our troops overseas

It is easy to forget that there are brave service men and women who are still serving their country in some of the most dangerous spots in the world. Our military remain on duty as the first line of America’s defense in the fight against terrorism. For Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) their service is the reason why the “Doing Our Part from the Heart” Campaign is an important reminder that our troops should always be remembered on Valentine’s Day.

Feb 12 2015 Government Performance & Innovation Summit Brings National Leaders to Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer welcomes 15 mayors from around the nation along with hundreds of  public sector leaders to Louisville for the Summit on Government Performance and Innovation, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 11 and 12 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

Feb 12 2015 Louisville Area Unemployment Hits Lowest Mark in 10 Years

The Greater Louisville region recorded its lowest unemployment rate in 10 years and its second-highest employment rate in a decade during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to The State of the Louisville Regional Labor Market, released today by KentuckianaWorks. The unemployment rate dipped to 4.8 percent, and more than 595,000 people in the Louisville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) were employed during the fourth quarter.

Feb 11 2015 Proposed Agreed Board Order 15-01 with Phil Wells

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on February 18, 2015, on a proposed Agreed Board Order with Phil Wells, Citizen. Citizen is alleged to have violated District Regulation 5.04 (Adoption of Federal Emission Standard for Asbestos) at a facility located on Lexington Road in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Feb 11 2015 Big Four Bridge Lights the Night With Color

Today marked the beginning of a nightly light display on the Big Four Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge. Each evening from around sunset until 1:00 a.m., a program of LED lighting will provide motion and color to the structure of the bridge. A daily  schedule of programming will provide rainbow effects or combinations of 2 or 3 colors that dance and move across the bridge. Certain holidays will have a dedicated theme, such as shades of red and pink for Valentine’s Day, green for St.

Feb 10 2015 Metro Parks Program Encourages Outdoor Fun for Families

Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation invites families to attend the first FOX program of the year, Saturday, February 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Jefferson Memorial Forest. FOX, Families Outside X-ploring, offers families a chance to enjoy time together in the great outdoors!

Feb 9 2015 Councilman Hollander announces monthly “Meet with Bill”

Louisville – Councilman Bill Hollander is encouraging District 9 residents to come out for the monthly “Meet with Bill” set for Friday, February 13th at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center.

“I want to make myself available to the people of District 9 to let me know what’s on their mind,” says Hollander. “I will be hosting these informal chats at various times through the district. We are always happy to hear from constituents.”

Feb 6 2015 Mayor Sets Goal of 2,500 Summer Jobs for Youth

Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged businesses and organizations to put 2,500 young people in jobs this summer by supporting his SummerWorks program.

“Successful business people often want to give back to their community in ways that are meaningful and lasting,” Fischer said.  “While there are many opportunities to contribute, there are few as impactful and far reaching as giving a young person a positive start in the workforce.”

Feb 6 2015 Light it up! Big 4 Bridge to debut its colors

Mayor Greg Fischer will plug in the Big Four pedestrian bridge and officially illuminate the city’s much-loved span connecting Louisville with Southern Indiana.

The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 on the upper floor of the former Tumbleweed restaurant at Waterfront Park. The public is invited.

Feb 6 2015 Public Integrity review finds no wrongdoing in Louisville Metro Animal Services case

After a thorough months-long review, Louisville Metro Police — along with the Jefferson County Attorney and the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney — have found no criminal wrongdoing or neglect regarding a dog in the care of Louisville Metro Animal Services that was surrendered by its owner.

Feb 6 2015 Animal Services Ad Hoc Committee Co-Chairs Downard and Fowler release joint statement

For Immediate Release                                      
Media Contacts: Stephen Haag, Jr.
574-1204 / 645-1752
Tony Hyatt                    
574-4137 / 526-3622

The following is a joint statement from Louisville Metro Council Animal Services Committee Co-Chairs Kelly Downard (District 16) and Cindi Fowler (District 14) regarding today’s announcement that the Public Integrity Unit found “no wrongdoing”:

Feb 5 2015 Councilwoman Welch joins Metro Public Works as sidewalk improvements begin on Mt. Holly Road

Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) will join Metro Public Works officials on Friday, February 6th to break ground on a project that when completed will enhance public safety through a connector sidewalk along sections of Mount Holly Road.

Feb 5 2015 TARC Receiving Grant To Expand ZeroBus Fleet

TARC will add five more all-electric ZeroBus vehicles to the fleet thanks to a $3.3 million grant announced today in Louisville by Federal Transportation Administration officials.